Kids Learn to Sail Mooloolaba

At Sunshine Sailing Australia we encourage kids and young sailors to learn to sail safely, competently and competitively in a fun and friendly environment. Learn to sail better.

Learning to sail starts at the basics, moves on to more advanced sailing techniques & then on to racing. Once a good solid foundation has been achieved we move on to the more advanced & intensive race clinics in performance dinghies  to prepare the young sailor for the competitive but very social weekend club racing.

The junior sailor learns how to sail effectively & safely & starts to understand other fundamentals. Without realising, juniors will learn the art of communication, teamwork, & decision making; developing their confidence whilst having fun and meeting new friends in a safe & friendly environment.

We supply the training dinghies, life jackets, safety cover, logbook and sunscreen if needed. Each course aims to have a minimum of 12 hours of ‘on the water’ activity.

Each session also includes a theory lecture and practical onshore activities including rope work, rigging, sailing techniques, rules of the road, weather and tides, navigation and boat maintenance.

Once these programs are complete, juniors will be ready to sail or race from any sailing club around Australia.

This is a great opportunity for both parents and kids alike to be involved in the sailing scene. We encourage parents to participate & be a part of the sailing clubs in their area to build a strong & worthwhile future for the young sailors of today.

Click on the courses below to find out more:

Kids Beginner Sailing- 6 Consecutive Sunday Mornings $18/hr

6 x Sunday Mornings 9.30-12.30

The goal of this course is to develop the essential knowledge of sailing.

Our fully qualified instructors follow accredited training programs enabling each participant to reach a level of competence which is recognized by our own special certificates at the completion of each course.

Level I – Start Sailing provides a safe and enjoyable introduction to dinghy sailing for beginners. The course includes an introduction to boat handling skills and essential safety knowledge that will allow participants the freedom of sailing small boats with guidance from an instructor or coach.

What will I learn?
  • – Basic boat handling skills
  • – Dinghy sailing instruction 1
  • – Safety equipment and clothing
  • – Rigging & preparing a boat
  • – Ropework and basic knots
  • – Sailing techniques, tacking
  • – Rescue Procedures, towing
  • – Launching & recovery
  • – Sailing Theory, no go zone
  • – Wind aware, tides & currents
What happens?

Students will be given an opportunity to cover all aspects of the sailing syllabus and have their log books signed off every week in order to reach the next certificated level.

What to expect?

We have a fleet of six 14ft, Vagabond dinghies and operate a rescue boat at the same time. If conditions are considered to be unsuitable for safety a session will be called off before or during that session.

What do I bring?

Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bathing suit, a warm jumper, change of clothes (minimal wardrobe needed), spray jacket. Be sure to pack this in a flexible soft bag.

What about meals?

Bring your own meals and drinks.

Where do I start?

Our office is located at The Mooloolaba Marina on Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba just an hour north of Brisbane. There’s ample parking. Click HERE to see a map.  The location can be accessed from 33-45 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba.

Course Cost?

The course cost is $320. Please note a minimum 25% deposit is required at the time of booking and the balance to be paid prior to the course commencing.

What’s next?

After completing Level 1 – Start Sailing we recommend Level 2 Basic Skills as the next step.

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Kids Intermediate Sailing- 6 Consecutive Sunday Morinings $18/hr

6 x Sunday Mornings 9.30-12.30

The goal of this course is to extend your knowledge of sailing beyond those learned in Level 1 – Start Sailing.

Level 2 – Basic Skills builds on the experience & knowledge gained in Level 1 – Start Sailing.

This course consolidates all skills learnt at Level 1 Kids learn to sail 2 and provides a controlled environment (light winds and enclosed waters) in which each participant can practice his/her sailing techniques and become a competent sailor. At the completion on this course the sailor is able to complete a triangular course without outside assistance, launch and recover a boat safely without extra guidance, demonstrate the five essentials of boat handling on the water, get out of irons and recover from a capsize unaided. Theory will cover the use basic meteorology to forecast sailing conditions and an understanding of tides.

What will I learn?
  • – Sailing without guidance in light winds, enclosed waters
  • – Rigging your boat independently
  • – Recovering a man overboard, towing proceedures/li>
  • – Basics of Meteorology, wind awareness and planning
  • – The 5 Essentials of Sailing
  • – Tides, currents and how to apply
  • – Rules of Sailing, give way rules
  • – The Capsize Drill
What happens?

Students will be given an opportunity to cover all aspects of the sailing syllabus and have their log books signed off every week in order to reach the next certificated level.

What to expect?

We have a fleet of six 14ft, Vagabond dinghies and operate a rescue boat at the same time.

What do I bring?

Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bathing suit, a warm jumper, change of clothes (minimal wardrobe needed), spray jacket. Be sure to pack this in a flexible soft bag.

What about meals?

Bring your own meals and drinks.

Where do I start?

Our office is located at The Mooloolaba Marina on Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba just an hour north of Brisbane. There’s ample parking. Click HERE to see a map. The location can be accessed from 33-45 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba.

Course Cost?

The course cost is $320. Please note a minimum 25% deposit is required at the time of booking and the balance to be paid prior to the course commencing.

What’s next?

After completing Level 2 – Basic Skills we recommend Performance Sailing as the next step.

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Level 1 - Racing

On Request

Joining in club racing is one of the best ways to enjoy the sport of sailing and make the most of the fantastic social scene after a day on the water.

We teach you all that is needed to know to get around the race course. This includes what is the right boat for you, how to sign up to race at your preferred club, Racing Rules of Sailing and Notice of Race, Insurance, how to rig and tune your boat for racing, starting and finishing procedures, types of racing course, an introduction to fleet racing, handicap racing and team racing and the techniques and tactics used.

What will I learn?
  • – Starting
  • – Courses
  • – Racing Rules
  • – Fitness & Psychology
  • – Boat preperation & Tuning
  • – Boat Handling & control
  • – Techniques, Tactics & strategy
  • – Roll tacks & Gybes
What happens?

Students will be given an opportunity to cover all aspects of the sailing syllabus and have their log books signed off every week in order to reach the next certificated level.

What to expect?

We have a fleet of six 14ft, Vagabond dinghies and operate a rescue boat at the same time. If conditions are considered to be unsuitable for safety a session will be called off before or during that session.

What do I bring?

Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bathing suit, a warm jumper, change of clothes (minimal wardrobe needed), spray jacket. Be sure to pack this in a flexible soft bag.

What about meals?

Bring your own meals and drinks.

Where do I start?

Our office is located at The Mooloolaba Marina on Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba just an hour north of Brisbane. There’s ample parking. Click HERE to see a map. The location can be accessed from 33-45 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba.

Course Cost?

The course cost is $495. Please note a minimum 25% deposit is required at the time of booking and the balance to be paid prior to the course commencing.

What’s next?

Hobie cat sailing or Keel boat training

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Hobie Cat Sailing

 Sunday 9.30-3.30 ON REQUEST

Sunshine Sailing Australia is offering a thoroughly enjoyable 2-day Hobie 16 sailing program.
Course can also be run over 4 Saturday mornings 9.30-12.30.

This is not for the faint hearted; you will need to be fit, strong and agile as these catamarans are fast and exciting!

What will I learn?
  • – Rigging
  • – Launching & Beaching
  • – Recovering a man overboard
  • – Crew position & balance
  • – Use of Trapeze
  • – Tacking & Gybing
  • – The Capsize Drill
What happens?

Students will be given an opportunity to cover all aspects of the sailing syllabus and have their log books signed off every week in order to reach the next certificated level.
What to expect?
The Sunshine Coast Academy has acquired 2 Hobie 16s which we will use for the training. These will also be available for racing by students who have demonstrated that they can handle the Hobie in all conditions.

What do I bring?

Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bathing suit, a warm jumper, change of clothes (minimal wardrobe needed), spray jacket. Be sure to pack this in a flexible soft bag.

What about meals?

Bring your own meals and drinks.

Where do I start?

Our office is located at The Mooloolaba Marina on Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba just an hour north of Brisbane. There’s ample parking. Click HERE to see a map. The location can be accessed from 33-45 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba.

Course Cost?

The course cost is $395pp or $295pp for two or more. Please note a minimum 25% deposit is required at the time of booking and the balance to be paid prior to the course commencing.

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Kids After School Sailing - 10 x 1hr lessons $150

We would like to invite your children to get involved in one of our after school programs held either on a Monday or Wednesday evening. 

Sailing Games

Monday 4.00pm – 6.00pm

A chance to practice all your newly learned skills and gain confidence in a fun orientated but structured, safe and controlled manner with qualified instructors on hand to direct you. An ideal course if you wanted to follow up after any initial ‘learn to sail’ course where it is advisable to gain some experience before taking your sailing to the next level. Boats, instructors, safety equipment and rescue boats supplied.

Team Racing

Tuesdays 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Learn the ‘on the water’ tactics and strategies that make team racing more exciting than any computer game. On completion of the course students will be able to join in school team racing or join SCSA teams to compete locally, regionally and at state level. We want to promote a Sunshine Coast interschool completion similar to the major schools competitions that occur in Brisbane.

Boats, coaches, safety equipment and rescue boats supplied.

Fleet Racing

Wednesdays 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Improve your racing skills and on completion of the course students will be able to join in weekend club racing locally, compete regionally and at state level and national level – Olympics here we come!

Boats, coaches, safety equipment and rescue boats supplied. You are welcome to use your own boat.

Students can commence at any stage and progress at an individual rate so if a student misses one class they can pick it up in the next.

What happens?

Students will be given an opportunity to cover all aspects of the sailing syllabus and have their log books signed off every week in order to reach the next certificated level.

What to expect?

We have a fleet of six 14ft, Vagabond dinghies and operate a rescue boat at the same time. If conditions are considered to be unsuitable for safety a session will be called off before or during that session.

What do I bring?

Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bathing suit, a warm jumper, change of clothes (minimal wardrobe needed), spray jacket. Be sure to pack this in a flexible soft bag.

What about meals?

Bring your own meals and drinks.

Where do I start?

Our office is located at The Mooloolaba Marina on Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba just an hour north of Brisbane. There’s ample parking. Click HERE to see a map. The location can be accessed from 33-45 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba..

Course Cost?

The course cost is $320. Please note a minimum 25% deposit is required at the time of booking and the balance to be paid prior to the course commencing.

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Kids School Holiday Camps- 3 day $99/day

3 Day Learn to Sail Camps

March 28 – 30
April 3-5
June 26-28
September 18-20

Small Kids – Big Kids 7-17 year olds

While having fun children will be given an opportunity to cover all aspects of the sailing syllabus and have their log books signed off every week in order to reach the next certificated level. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9.30am – 3.30pm.

  • – Rigging: boat & sail; how to tie knots
  • – Wind awareness, trimming sails
  • – Powering up, De-powering
  • – Capsizing & recovery
  • – Taking advantage of the wind
  • – Leaving & approaching the beach, coming alongside
  • – Man overboard and safety
What happens?

Students will be given an opportunity to cover all aspects of the sailing syllabus and have their log books signed off every week in order to reach the next certificated level.

What to expect?

We have a fleet of six 14ft, Vagabond dinghies and operate a rescue boat at the same time. If conditions are considered to be unsuitable for safety a session will be called off before or during that session.

What do I bring?

Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bathing suit, a warm jumper, change of clothes (minimal wardrobe needed), spray jacket. Be sure to pack this in a flexible soft bag.

What about meals?

Bring your own meals and drinks.

Where do I start?

Our office is located at The Mooloolaba Marina on Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba just an hour north of Brisbane. There’s ample parking. Click HERE to see a map. The location can be accessed from 33-45 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba.

Course Cost?

The course cost is $297pp.

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Kids Christmas Holiday Programs- 3 days $99/day

Christmas Holiday Sailing Camps

December 11-13
January  15-17

Small Kids – Big Kids 7-17 year old

3 Day Learn to Sail Adventure

While having fun children will be given an opportunity to cover all aspects of the sailing syllabus and have their log books signed off every week in order to reach the next certificated level. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9.30am – 3.30pm.

 

  • – Rigging: boat & sail; how to tie knots
  • – Wind awareness, trimming sails
  • – Powering up, De-powering
  • – Capsizing & recovery
  • – Taking advantage of the wind
  • – Leaving & approaching the beach, coming alongside
  • – Man overboard and safety

 

What happens?

Students will be given an opportunity to cover all aspects of the sailing syllabus and have their log books signed off every week in order to reach the next certificated level.

What to expect?

We have a fleet of six 14ft, Vagabond dinghies and operate a rescue boat at the same time. If conditions are considered to be unsuitable for safety a session will be called off before or during that session.

What do I bring?

Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bathing suit, a warm jumper, change of clothes (minimal wardrobe needed), spray jacket. Be sure to pack this in a flexible soft bag.

What about meals?

Bring your own meals and drinks.

Where do I start?

Our office is located at The Mooloolaba Marina on Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba just an hour north of Brisbane. There’s ample parking. Click HERE to see a map. The location can be accessed from 33-45 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba.

Course Cost?

The course cost is $297pp

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